Tele Vue Bandmate Type 2 Nebustar 1.25" Filter
Tele Vue introduces their new line of Bandmate Filters. This is the Tele Vue Bandmate Type 2 Nebustar 1.25" Filter.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Tele Vue Bandmate filters is that these products are produced for them in Germany by Astronomik. Tele Vue and Astronomik are two relatively small companies that adhere to the same philosophy. "Do it better, or don’t do it at all." The products, the customer, and night sky deserve it.
David Nagler of Tele Vue and Gerd Neumann of Astronomik had crossed paths at astronomy shows for years. Both have had their frustrations with the filter business. From passbands to thread tolerances, the filter industry seems like the “wild west” of astronomical products. Tele Vue wanted to develop a long-term supplier of state-of-the-art, custom filters and approached Astronomik with the idea of reintroducing Tele Vue’s line of premium quality Bandmate filters; guaranteed to perform and fit, with uniformity beyond any competitive brand.
Gerd and Eric of Astronomik were excited with the idea of a partnership with Tele Vue. “When we started in Amateur Astronomy, Tele Vue already was a legendary brand known for its outstanding quality of their telescopes and eyepieces. Today we are proud to team up with them to share our knowledge and experience in filter design and production and bring the best filters possible to all astronomers worldwide.”
The distinction you'll discover about Tele Vue Bandmate filters is their consistency, achieved by keeping control of the manufacturing and quality control processes each company does so well. All the materials are sourced in Germany. Each filter is: optically tested by Tele Vue in high-power space to ensure no image degradation occurs. Astronomik tests their filters on a spectrograph to ensure the coating meets specifications. They are mechanically tested for fit, cosmetically inspected for pinholes, digs, and sleeks, and serialized, all to insure customer satisfaction. All Tele Vue Bandmate filters are backed with a 10-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
The Nebustar filter is a unique narrow band design made specifically for Tele Vue. Unlike other UHC designs, Nebustar blocks red wavelengths normally passed by typical UHC filters. The design eliminates star bloat to produce sharper, more natural looking stars along with enhanced nebulosity. Astronomik is proud to deliver this exclusive filter through Tele Vue and wishes that customers "enjoy magnificent observing sessions with the most recent development for visual observers: The TeleVue Type 2 Nebustar Filter in 1.25" size."
|Filter Type:||Narrow Band Ultra High Contrast|
|Peak Transmission:||500 nanometer, approximately|
|Red Wavelength Blocking:||Yes|
|Filter Size:||1.25" diameter|
|Warranty:||10 years (for manufacturing defects)|